Study: Insults stimulate brain activity more than compliments

4 September, 2022
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Study: Insults stimulate brain activity more than compliments

A recent study showed that "spoken insults stimulate brain activity more than compliments and last longer."


It is known that "verbal insults hurt and words spoken out of hatred can be like a slap in the face," according to the "Sense Alert" website.


The site says that the study, published in (Frontiers in Communication), "explains why the deep trauma of spoken insults often lasts longer than praise or flattery."


A team of researchers in the Netherlands explored people's emotional reactions to offensive language by recording participants' brain activity when they heard insults being given to them or others.


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